November 2016

21DSD Recipe: Beef & Bacon Cottage Pie

You’ll love the smoky flavors of bacon and spices combined with silky butternut puree in this new twist on a family favorite. Cottage pie has never been so delicious! Beef & Bacon Cottage Pie grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free PREP TIME: 15 minutes COOK TIME: 50 minutes SERVINGS: 6 ingredients: 1 medium butternut squash (2 1/2 pounds) 2 tablespoons ghee or coconut oil sea salt and black pepper 8 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, plus more for garnish if desired 2 medium carrots, diced (1 cup) 1 cup diced green beans 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced (1 cup) 2 pounds ground Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Chicken (or Turkey) Salad

Recipes! Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or someone who doesn’t know their way around an avocado, we’ve got some great recipes for you to try that are 21DSD-approved. Turn your leftover chicken (or turkey) into a fantastic salad! These recipes all come from bloggers who have created beautiful, flavorful dishes with real food ingredients. Let us know which are your favorites! Note: occasionally a recipe will include an ingredient that is on the “limit” or “no” lists (for example: beets, wine, or an optional sweetener); we trust you to use your judgment to watch your servings and omit or modify the ingredients as needed Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Herb Almond “Cheese” Spread

Serve this delicious dairy-free spread with sliced vegetables during a holiday gathering or game day! It’s also wonderful as a lettuce or collard wrap filling. Herbed Almond “Cheese” Spread grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free PREP TIME: 8 hours + 10 minutes YIELD: 2 cups ingredients: 1 cup raw almonds 2 1/4 cups water, divided 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (2 lemons) 1 clove garlic, minced or grated 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives sea salt and black pepper to taste preparation: Place the almonds and 2 cups of water in a glass or other nonporous container and let them soak, Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Thanksgiving

Recipes! Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or someone who doesn’t know their way around an avocado, we’ve got some great recipes for you to try that are 21DSD-approved. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gather together and eat delicious food, and it’s easy to keep it 21DSD-friendly! These recipes all come from bloggers who have created beautiful, flavorful dishes with real food ingredients. Let us know which are your favorites! Note: occasionally a recipe will include an ingredient that is on the “limit” or “no” lists (for example: beets, wine, or an optional sweetener); we trust you to use your Continue Reading »

21DSD Testimonial: “My mental alertness was higher!”

Hey Folks! We’re excited to introduce Yesenia R., a 21DSD alum. Yesenia’s testimonial is part of a series featuring participants who rocked their 21DSDs! Enjoy! – Diane and Team Quick-fire facts Level completed: 1 Favorite thing about the program: The daily emails (available in the online membership program). Favorite 21DSD recipe: Coconut Muffins Awesome benefits I experienced: Sugar & carb cravings diminished or eliminated Change in palate/tastes – more natural foods taste sweeter to me now Change in overall lifestyle choices for the better Improved energy levels Improved sleep quality Improved mood and general outlook on life Improved digestion Weight loss (9.5 pounds!) Non-scale victories: Better sleep Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Carrot-Apple Skillet Hash

This quick and easy breakfast hash will keep you satisfied until lunch. It’s also a snap to make extra so you can feed a large family or have leftovers all week long! Carrot-Apple Skillet Hash grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free PREP TIME: 15 minutes COOK TIME: 25-30 minutes SERVINGS: 4 ingredients: 4 slices bacon, chopped 4 carrots, peeled (2 cups shredded) 1 green apple, peeled (1 cup shredded 1 pound ground chicken, turkey, or pork 1 to 2 tablespoons Italian Sausage Spice Blend (or page 208 in the 21DSD guidebook) sea salt and black pepper to taste preparation: In a large sauté pan or Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Soups & Stews

Recipes! Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or someone who doesn’t know their way around an avocado, we’ve got some great recipes for you to try that are 21DSD-approved. When the weather cools down, it’s time to get some soups & stews on the stove! These recipes all come from bloggers who have created beautiful, flavorful dishes with real food ingredients. Let us know which are your favorites! Note: occasionally a recipe will include an ingredient that is on the “limit” or “no” lists (for example: beets, wine, or an optional sweetener); we trust you to use your judgment to watch your Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Pumpkin & Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding

Hey Folks! We’re excited to welcome Certified 21DSD Coach Kym Herrmann. Kym’s recipe is part of a series contributed by our Certified 21DSD Coaches. Enjoy! – Diane and Team I love fall. Golden leaves on the ground, fireplace lit, and trips to the pumpkin patch. It’s the time of year that I usually make pumpkin bars, hearty soups, and spiced cider. This year, we are also enjoying my Pumpkin & Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding. It’s super easy, packed with nutrients, and can be enjoyed as breakfast or dessert! Pumpkin & Vanilla Bean Chia Pudding PREP TIME: 15 minutes plus 1 hour Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe Roundup | Italian-Inspired

Recipes! Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or someone who doesn’t know their way around an avocado, we’ve got some great recipes for you to try that are 21DSD-approved. From meatballs to chicken parmesan, you’ll find some Italian-inspired classics to enjoy this week! These recipes all come from bloggers who have created beautiful, flavorful dishes with real food ingredients. Let us know which are your favorites! Note: occasionally a recipe will include an ingredient that is on the “limit” or “no” lists (for example: beets, wine, or an optional sweetener); we trust you to use your judgment to watch your servings and Continue Reading »

21DSD Recipe: Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise

Mayo is more than just a condiment–it’s the base for creamy salad dressings, the perfect addition to classic deviled eggs, a thickener and flavor enhancer for dips and sauces, and it makes a bacon, lettuce and tomato wrap the best meal. Making your own from scratch is super easy and it tastes amazing–you won’t ever want to go back to the store-bought jarred stuff. Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise grain-free • gluten-free • dairy-free • sugar-free PREP TIME: 15 minutes YIELD: 3/4 cup   ingredients: 2 egg yolks 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon gluten-free Dijon mustard 1/2 cup macadamia nut oil or avocado oil 1/4 Continue Reading »

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The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo

The 21-Day Sugar Detox by Diane Sanfilippo